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PayPal to let customers withdraw cash at Walmart

Walmart customers can soon take out cash from their PayPal account in-store

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PayPal has announced that it’s teaming up with Walmart to allow customers to withdraw cash from their PayPal account at any Walmart store across the country.

The new service will let the companies’ shared customers take out or deposit cash to their PayPal account at Walmart’s service desks, ATMs, or cash registers. Customers will need to have their PayPal app or a PayPal Cash Mastercard to make transactions. Each transaction will come with a service fee of $3.

The payment giant noted in a statement that this is the first time PayPal app users will be able to take out cash from their account balance in a brick-and-mortar environment.

“We are committed to working together to make it simple and easy for people to use PayPal cash in and cash out money services at every Walmart location in the U.S. We look forward to working hand-in-hand to help people and families with their financial services needs,” Dan Schulman, PayPal President and CEO, said in a statement.

Providing “great value”

For its part, Walmart says it is committed to expanding access to products and services like these.  

Daniel Eckert, Walmart’s senior vice president, noted that 90 percent of U.S. consumers live within 10 miles of a Walmart store. He said the new service will offer “great value to the many people who rely on Walmart and PayPal to help manage and move their money.”

The ability to deposit cash through the new system is immediately available, while the ability to take cash out will be available at all Walmart locations across the U.S. by early November.

Earlier this year, PayPal made another move into the mainstream banking space by partnering with Venmo to launch a MasterCard debit card that allows users to make in-store and online payments with their Venmo balance.

PayPal has also previously partnered with Apple, Facebook, and Skype with the goal of launching additional offerings to customers.

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